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  • Best way to access to kdb+ personally on windows

    Posted by mmcalister on June 18, 2024 at 12:07 pm

    If you want to run q on windows, what is the best free terminal to access kdb if you don’t have a box you can hop to on putty.

    rocuinneagain replied 1 month ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • unterrainer_ale

    June 18, 2024 at 12:26 pm


    I just use terminal on my Mac to start a q process and then either directly work in the console or use a IDE QStudio, QPad, kdbstudio, IntelliJ or VS Code to connect to it. That works fine. You can do the same on Windows using CMD and the IDEs

  • rocuinneagain

    June 18, 2024 at 12:34 pm

    Command prompt is the default, but the new Windows Terminal app is much nicer. I also use it to open sessions to WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux).

    Visual Studio Code is a great option if building up bigger projects. An official kdb plugin is available for it.

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